Pokémon GO Regional Pokémon: Ultimate Guide

In Pokémon GO, some Pokémon are exclusive to certain parts of the world and can’t be found anywhere else. These Pokémon are called Region Exclusive Pokémon and there are currently 53 confirmed region-exclusive Pokémon species and forms.

This page lists all region locked Pokémon with the locations where they can be found.

List of Regional Pokémon in Pokémon GO

Regional Pokémon
Pokémon Location
Farfetch'd South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Hong Kong
Kangaskhan Australia
Mr. Mime Europe
Tauros The United States and Southern Canada
Heracross Central and Southern American Regions
Corsola Between 31N and 26S Latitudes (Coastal Regions only)
Volbeat Europe, Asia, and Australia
Illumise North and South Americas and Africa
Torkoal Western Asian and South-Eastern Asian Regions
Zangoose Europe, Asia, and Australia
Seviper North and South Americas and Africa
Lunatone Western Hemisphere – West of Greenwich Meridian Line in Europe and Africa, North and South Ameirca
Solrock Eastern Hemisphere – East of Greenwich Meridian Line in Europe and Africa, Asia, Australia, Middle East
Tropius African and Middle-eastern Regions
Relicanth New Zealand and Oceania
Pachirisu Arctic Hemisphere Regions(Parts of Canada, Alaska, and Russia)
Chatot Southern Hemisphere
Carnivine Southeastern United States
Shellos Shellos West Sea (pink) is found in the Western Hemisphere while Shellos East Sea (blue) is found in the Eastern Hemisphere
Mime Jr. Europe (5 km eggs)
Uxie Asia-Pacific
Mesprit Europe, Middle East, Asia and Africa
Azelf North and South Americas and Greenland
Pansage Asia-Pacific Region
Pansear Europe, Middle East, Africa and India
Panpour North and South Americas, and Greenland
Sawk Europe, Asia and Australia
Throh North and South Americas, and Africa
Basculin The Red-Striped Form is found in the Eastern Hemisphere. The Blue-Striped Form is found in the Western Hemisphere
Maractus Mexico, Central America and South America
Sigilyph Egypt and Greece
Bouffalant New York and surrounding areas
Heatmor Europe, Asia and Australia
Durant North and South America and Africa
Klefki France, Luxembourg, UK South East Coast, Western Switzerland
Oricorio (Baile) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Oricorio (Pom-Pom) The Americas
Oricorio (Pa'u) African, Asian, Pacific and Caribbean Islands
Oricorio (Sensu) Asia-Pacific Region
Furfrou (Debutante) The Americas
Furfrou (Diamond) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Furfrou (Star) Asia-Pacific Region
Furfrou (La Reine) France
Furfrou (Kabuki) Japan
Furfrou (Pharaoh) Egypt
Comfey Hawaii
Flabebe (Red Flower) Europe, the Middle East, and Africa
Flabebe (Yellow Flower) The Americas
Flabebe (Blue Flower) Asia-Pacific Region
Hawlucha Mexico
Celesteela Southern Hemisphere
Kartana Northern Hemisphere
Vivillion Patterns vary from region, scatterbug encounters unlocked from pinning postcards

How to get Farfetch’d, Kangaskhan, Tauros and Mr.Mime in Pokémon GO?

Generation 1 Regional Pokémon are common spawns found in the wild, but only in their respective regions. There’s nothing special to know about finding them, they are commonly available in parks, urban and similar areas.

  • Farfetch’d → South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Hong Kong
  • Kangaskhan → Australia
  • Mr. Mime → Europe
  • Tauros → The United States and Southern Canada

How to get Heracross and Corsola in Pokémon Go?

Generation 2 Regional Pokémon are a bit harder to catch than Gen 1 Regionals, mostly because Corsola has specific spawning conditions. It spawns 1 to 2 miles of the coast, and only between specific geographical latitudes (tropic zone)

  • Heracross → everywhere in South America
  • Corsola → between 31N and 26S Latitudes, water areas near the coast

Furfrou Form Change Mechanic

Furfrou’s debut in Pokémon GO also marks the arrival of a new feature that will allow you to change the forms of certain Pokémon. Follow these steps to change Furfrou’s Trim:

  • Furfrou begins in its Natural Trim. This is the only version that can be caught.
  • Select Furfrou in your Pokémon storage and then tap the ‘Change Form‘ button to bring up a menu that lists the available Trims. The available trims will depend on your region.
  • Select your preferred Trim.
  • Changing your Furfrou from one Trim to any other Trim will cost 25 Furfrou Candy and 10,000 Stardust.

How to Collect Vivillion Patterns in Pokémon GO

Vivillon, the Scale Pokémon, is known for its many different patterns. Trainers can collect patterned Vivillon from all over the world by pinning Postcards received from Trainers, PokéStops, or Gyms in different regions.

Pinning Postcards from eligible regions unlocks the Vivillon Collector medal and adds progress to sub-medals associated with the Postcard’s region of origin. Progressing on sub-medals leads to encounters with Scatterbug. Scatterbug from different regions evolve into Vivillon with different patterns!

Check out this article to find out all the Vivillion pattern regions!


Oricorio makes its dazzling Pokémon GO debut during the Festival of Colors event!

While in the main series Oricorio changes their appearance via sipping nectars from various different flowers, in Pokémon GO the forms are currently regional and cannot be changed. Each Oricorio changes typing depending on the nectar they have consumed, making it a trickier mechanic for GO. In the main series the following occurs:

  • If Red Nectar is used on Oricorio, it will change into Baile Style, where it becomes Fire and Flying type.
  • If Yellow Nectar is used on Oricorio, it will change into Pom-Pom Style, where it becomes Electric and Flying type.
  • If Pink Nectar is used on Oricorio, it will change into Pa’u Style, where it becomes Psychic and Flying type.
  • If Purple Nectar is used on Oricorio, it will change into Sensu Style, where it becomes Ghost and Flying type.

Currently, these forms are only catchable in their specific regions, and cannot be changed. Whether this may change in the future or not is unknown. For now, you will have to travel to other regions, or trade with other trainers who have been able to travel to collect all the different Oricorio styles.

What Makes a Pokémon a Regional?

As Niantic has released more Pokémon into the world for us to search for, some Pokémon have been harder to find due to being in specific areas of the globe, requiring dedicated trainers to travel to obtain these otherwise elusive Pokémon.

The announcement of a new generation of Pokémon naturally brings in new regionals to the forefront. Kalos has so far seen Klefki, Flabébé and Furfrou as regionals, with the latter as a new form changing mechanic, and so far Alola has brough us Comfey and the Oricorio styles.

Many of the regional Pokémon are regional based on rivalries. For example, Seviper and Zangoose share a long feud in the main series games, constantly battling and chasing each other. They are based on a snake and a mongoose, and in the real world the mongoose is a snake’s predator. Mongoose will kill and eats snakes, and are immune to their venom.

Other regionals are regional because of the regions the main series games are based on. Klefki is from Kalos, which is thought to be based on France, so it became a French regional. Comfey is an Alola regional, which is based upon Hawaii, so Comfey is only found in Hawaii.

For others it is based on where the inspiration for the Pokémon may be found, like Tauros, Maractus, Sigilyth and Bouffalant. For others, it is simply because Niantic decided to make them regional and split the world into three, like the Lake Trio and the elemental monkeys.

With that being said, let’s find out about the regional Pokémon in the game!

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My name is Niladri Sarkar. A Team Valor Trainer, I'm a Pokémon Battle Mechanics Specialist & a Dragon Master on Smogon's Pokémon Showdown where I particularly excel with Dragon types and Weather teams in Ubers / OU. I love to apply my vast knowledge and experience to the ever changing meta of Pokémon Go, specialising in DPS/TDO math, movesets, the Master League and Dragon types. Garchomp is my best Pokémon pal through and through.

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